Atlanta Startup Exits
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This was a successful experiment in crowdsourcing. As of 9/13/13, I'm placing this spreadsheet intoSort Sheet
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comment-only mode. Add comments or email Stephen Fleming to make additions/changes. Thanks!A -> Z
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Green boxes turn white when you insert the exit value. Add new rows at the bottom. Sort by year using the pull-down menu at the top of Column G. Don't unfreeze rows. Don't be a jerk.
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YearMonth (1-12)Atlanta CompanyDetailsValue $M (if known)Notes
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19597Scientific AtlantaIPO1959-07
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1976MSA (Management Science America)IPOdoes anyone remember?1976
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1981Intelligent Systems Corp.IPO1981
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1986TheragenicsIPO1986
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1987CadetronSold to Autodesk1987
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1988TridomSold to AT&T1988
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1988ComsellSold to News Corp.1988
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1988Environmental Laser SystemsSold to Tecan1988
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19891Sales TechnologiesSold to D&B Software1989-01
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19897QuadramSold to National Semiconductor1989-07
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1990American TechnologySold to E.F. Johnson1990
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19901MSA (Management Science America)Sold to Dun & Bradstreet for $390 million$3901990-01$390
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199011Samna Sold to Lotus$651990-11$65
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1992Online Financial Communication SystemsMerged with Microbilt1992
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1994DCA (Digital Communication Associates)Sold to Attachmate1994
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1994MedfusionMerged with Medex1994
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1995DATEQ Information NetworkSold to TransUnion1995
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1995VisisoftSold to Unisys1995
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1996FATSIPO
http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/firearms-training-systems-inc-history/ ¶ NASDAQ FATS
1996
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19963MindSpringIPO$16IPO at $8/share1996-03$15.60
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19963Premiere Technologies / PTEKIPO$1171996-03$117
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19965NovosteIPO$311996-05$31
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1997SpectrxIPO$151997$15
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1997Georgia CompositesSold to Astechnologies1997
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1997Webbed FeetSold to iXL1997
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1997SQL Bench InternationalSold to Segue Software (then Borland 2006)1997
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19972Radiant SystemsIPO$281997-02$27.50
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19972TheraTxSold to Vencor$3541997-02$354
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199712AstracomSold to Ciena1997-12
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1998Quality Diagnostic ServicesSold to Matria$251998$25
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1998Peachtree SoftwareSold to the Sage Group (after MSA, ADP)$1451998$145
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1998HeadhunterIPO1998
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19983Dickens DataSold to Pioneer for $121 million$1211998-03$121
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19984Horizon Medical ProductsIPO$501998-04$50.30
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19984Manhattan AssociatesIPO$53IPO, selling 3.5 million shares at $13-$15 per share1998-04$52.50
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19986IQ SoftwareSold to Information Advantage$601998-06$60
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19987SecureITSold to Verisign$701998-07$70
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199810HBOCSold to McKesson$14,5001998-10$14,500
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199811RelevantKnowledgeMerged with MediaMetrix; later bought by Comscore1998-11
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199812NetgainSold to Brock Control Systems (Firstwave)1998-12
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19991NetroadshowSold to Broadcast.com for $50 million$50
Sold to Broadcast.com for $50 million, which was weeks later acquired by Yahoo (peaking above $400 million value before the crash)
1999-01$50
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19992Media4Sold to Echostar$3170,000 shares of DISH... historical quote?1999-02$3.40
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19996iXLIPO$721999-06$72
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19997Cyber-CareSold to Medical Industries of America1999-07
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19998Care Centric SolutionsSold to Simione Central1999-08
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19998SecureTax.comSold to Intuit1999-08
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19999InternapIPO$1901999-09$190
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199911WebMDMerged with Healtheon$5,0001999-11$5,000
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2000HypermartSold to Go2Net2000
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2000Talkpoint CommunicationsSold to CCBN, then to Reuters2000
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2000MSISold to ProQuest2000
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2000NoticeNowSold to Rare Ventures2000
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2000AtlanticWebSold to Renaissance Interactive2000
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2000Blue Rock AvenueSold to RichFX2000
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20001T/R SystemsIPO$302000-01$30
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20001Scientific Atlanta Sat NetworksSold to ViaSat$75
http://www.viasat.com/news/viasat-acquire-scientificatlanta-satellite-networks-businesses
2000-01$75
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20001DTS (Digital Transmission Systems)Sold to Wi-Lan2000-01
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20002Witness SystemsIPO$762000-02$76
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20002Digital FurnaceSold to Broadcom for $136 million$1362000-02$136
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20002Cypress CommunicationsIPO$1702000-02$170
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20002nFrontSold to Digital Insight for $350 million$3502000-02$350
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20002MindspringMerged with Earthlink$3,600The value was $3.6 billion if you want it to be summed.2000-02$3,600
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20002Big Science CorporationSold to Egain$352000-02$35
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20003TradeXSold to Ariba for $5.6 billion$5,600Tampa company moved to Atlanta before acquisition2000-03$5,600
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20003ClickChoiceSold to NetShepherd2000-03
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20004VerticalOneSold to S12000-04
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20005First Horizon PharmaceuticalIPO$302000-05$30.40
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20005SystronicsMerged with LASOR2000-05
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20008SynquestIPO$352000-08$35
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20008AtherogenicsIPO$482000-08$48
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20008O2 WirelessIPO$732000-08$73.20
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20009Elastic NetworksIPO$1012000-09$101.40
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200012Talus SolutionsSold to Manugistics$3662000-12$366
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200024NetzipSold to Realnetworks$2672000-24$267
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2001Arris InteractiveSold to parent company ANTEC by Nortel Networks$707http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2000/10/16/daily15.html2001$706.50
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2001OfficeMedSold to Per-Se Technologies2001
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20011Future NetworksSold to Tellabs for $181 million$1812001-01$181
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20012Technology Builders, Inc.Sold to Borland$372001-02$37
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20014Nth DegreeSold to investor group$150
http://www.lakecapital.com/042601.asp ¶ sold to group including Lake Capital; Frontenac Company; PPM America Capital Partners, LLC; Banc One Venture Partners; and Svoboda, Collins L.L.C.
2001-04
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20014ERDASSold to Leica Geosystems$302001-04$30
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20015eTour.comSold to AskJeeves
Mainly an Acqui-hire, as Jim Lanzone came with the buyout.. He eventually became Ask.com CEO http://articles.latimes.com/2001/may/23/business/fi-1377
2001-05
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20015American Megatrends Inc. (AMI)Sold RAID division to LSI Logic$2352001-05
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20017Global Food ExchangeSold to Instill2001-07
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20018Headhunter.netSold to CareerBuilder$200Part of CareerBuilder, Knight Ridder and Tribune Company2001-08$200
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20018IVEXSold to Axcess2001-08
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200111TelemateSold to Verso2001-11
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200112ASPI DigitalSold to Polycom$52001-12$5
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2002Accu-TechSold to Anixter Cable2002
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2002MediaOceanSold to Donovan Data Systems2002
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2002TogetherWebSold to Proficient Systems2002
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2002Span2Sold to Webtone2002
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20026Ockham TechnologiesSold to Incentive Systems2002-06
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20026ArizanSold to Research in Motion (RIM)2002-06
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20026NovientSold to Solution62002-06
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2003Revenue TechnologiesSold to Oracle2003
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